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    Death of HM Queen Elizabeth II: 8 September 2022

    The whole story of this woman is memorable; it is one --- maybe the only one in this era --- of how the hereditary principle allows folks to recapitulate in their minds how history of a country can be like the history of a person and a family. Notably: her parents had no reason to think their...
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    Baby Cambridge: Potential Names and Godparents

    Maybe, though I seriously doubt it. ('Course, I only get ONE POINT with my WILLIAM CHARLES PHILIP LOUIS...) To the contrary, seems to me the "George Alexander Louis" proves (1) what another poster said earlier, that the era of taking a regnal name other than the first name is over, because...
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    Baby Cambridge: Potential Names and Godparents

    God Willing, but -- Ouch! FLW! Lemme cite George V (no Albert Victor I), let alone George VI (E VIII didn't last long) let alone Henry VIII himself (and several others before and after). Still WILLIAM CHARLES PHILIP LOUIS Hence (Inshala) George VII, then William V, then William VI (in...
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    Baby Cambridge: Potential Names and Godparents

    Originally Posted by PalmerPsy Given that Prince Charles will certainly take George VII, and he and Diana zeroed in on William as super-safe, and there are several Unfortunate Options (Henry [IXth], Richard [IVth ], John, James, and even Edward [IXth]), gotta figure another WILLIAM...
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    Baby Cambridge: Potential Names and Godparents

    Given that Prince Charles will certainly take George VII, and he and Diana zeroed in on William as super-safe, and there are several Unfortunate Options (Henry [IXth], Richard [IVth ], John, James, and even Edward [IXth]), gotta figure another WILLIAM.
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